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Cost Is Laid to Public Demand Refusal of People to Accept Any but Finer Grades of Wool Main Factor, Asserts Manufacturer Tax Also Boosts Price Shortage in Supply and Fact Government Holds Own Cloth Also Are Cited FOSTOX. Dec. 28.?Tho insistence , ?' ? ? public upon a cloth made from fine wo la is n large factor in the pres? ent high prices of clothing, according to William M. Wood, president of the American Woolen Company. Mr. Wood who recently charged that some of th? merchants in Lawrence were demand log excessive pri?es for necessaries and were in the habit of raising prices with every increase of wages in the milla, pave out a prepared statement to-night in response to a request foi? ls views upon the high cost of cloth ng "If our people would consent," was :.- conclusion, "to wear good, sub ? .... durable clothes made of the clothing could be pur i onsiderably lower prier.. ?han thoso which now prevail." Mr. Wood's Statement His statement in part follows: "It - g? ? erallj thought that the cost f cloth s the controlling fae:.^- ii he cos loi hing, but the fact is cost s lesS than halI of .; eompleted suit, and ? er actors contribute to-the prie f clol - te .'> much as the c? cloth, the last five years the prie? i e ordinary suit of clotl n re ?indeed, lias ad? vanced ??- little less than the cost o i . thei materials ti.it go into ' !:c :. -. . : the suit. 1919 of the cloth :<->. thes of a particular grade i coi i esponding cost in 'Ol-' 1.58, - -'wincr :?ri increase ?n th? f ? lot] of $9 09. 191! to making this suit is The corresponding cost in 1914 vas S-J ?-. s lowing an increase in the ? . ng of $9 19. ' rures sh? ? that cloth con ghtly less tl an labor and i atei als to the increased cost of rig Therefore, to your ques I >r ces of clothing continue .>.-? ut the country, the re? ise -he costs of labor and :? materials that go into ? nue so high. ? place, war is always fol d of high prices. War .: 'ruction of the neces : enormous quantities, -_??' the diversion of the dustry from its usual is a shortage of cl? tl th? markets of tl e mand far i xceeds pro !s no ar_ irr ei t to show - r? scarce : . - : ins t. igh prices. ? if ? ble ef g a p r i ce s i s rate o? taxartion, both state Federal -lmost every material pri c? nvoh ed in the jfa ? ' i lo. i to pay a on the profits and i fact urer. .- ; : ? ese caui ;. v.h:?-h re gem ra . ale of high prices, eve, cqrtaii f ictors which ii ture of cloth part ularly, atid* which wo undoubted cosl ? ?th and of - ? t; \ in a measure dur? ar and r" a gn itei extenl ; eloped a curiously ?: . - - - lei . for ? th made fron . pe? jive wools. ? ? . mad? a ?ampie o1 con wool w used rh ? a ppea ra c ? of t h ? different fron. iei ? ils. Its cost was cons than Mic fabric made of th? r grades. A a cloth it was good - ng - :. i servie? able, I'ei.ple Demand Best. "Our selling agencies told us that ?her?.- was no demand for it; people would not buy it; customers insisted - ? ? ooth, soft fabrics, and that, accordingly^ the manufacturers of uld not buy this cloth if we m id it up in quantity, because they cloi es made from it. "'I o our suggestion that when people were complaining so of high prices this .vould make a if i l fere nee of $5 or mere in the cost of a suit ought readily, the reply was that $5 !n th? t of the cloth for a suit of - ? count a* all; that the peo ed the best and would othe r. note th? <??'?'? ct or this demand ?' wool. The fine wool irt from our own country, from Australia. The ? largely South Ameri? ca- and es tic. ?larch, 1917, just before we cn ar, the different grades of elling at prices something : Th? coarser grades 75 cent fini r grades i domestic I 51.2.1 a pound, tl finest Australian \ a pound. Nov.- these same trad i ? wool are .??'?.' ing: The grad - at 55 cents a pound, ? ' ' mes! ic ; at $2 a pound, the ralian at $2.75 a pound. "While the domestic finer grades have ii from $1.25 to $.', an increase of ?? cents, and the finest from $1.65 to $2.75, an in crease of $1.10, the coarser grades have actually fallen in price from 75 cents to 55 cents, a decrease of 20 cents a - pound. "Briefly stated, therefore, the par ! ticular reasons for high prices of cloth | and clothing are these: "First, the people demand cloth of fine wools, and will buy no others. They will not take fabrics containing the coarser wools, although much ch< aper in price. "Si c : i. i re is a shortage in the .vori is suppl; of fine wools amounting to some two hundred million pounds. ??':': ird, our government released to the British government some sixty-six million pounds, which, if it had been held here would have helped us out a little. "Fourth, and lastly, because our government has so conducted the sale of its own wools as to sustain these tremendously high prices especially of the finer wools which are in such great demur. I, ' -? Two Hundred Attend Wireless "Concert" Radiophone Transmits Music and Song to Many Towns at Once 7- pi cial Com pondi PJTTSURGH, Dec. 23.- Then- ?as -; : t hi . - to-night, tho igh prob? ably noiie m' the thousands of people walking the city streets knew that vocal and instrumental numbers by famous artists were being wafted over? head to the ears of a select audience scattered among many counties. Two hundred wireless operators throughout western Pennsylvania made up the audience which heard the strains come over the wireless telephone equipment. The "concert" was one of a series given by Frank Conrad by wireless from his laboratory at Penn Avenue and Peebles Street. Reports received to-day from Grove City, Washington, Beaver Falls. Charleroi and other points show that the strange concert was a success. Shortly before 9 o'clock a few tais on the wireless key announced that the "concert" was about to begii: . i record was put on a phonograph and the telephone was placed at the mouth of the phonograph. The machine was started and the concert went on. The programe included a drinking song by Caruso, two songs by McCormack, solos by Kreisler and Heifetz and some jazz and military band pieces. The concert continued until 10 o'clock, when it was ended to avoid possible interference with government wireless messages. \ew "Midnight Whirl" Appeals Chiefly to Eye First Honors Ho to Bessie Mc Coy; Music Catchy and Cos? tumes Gorgeous, hut Scant The new "Midnight Whirl," at the Century Grove, is up to its usual stand? ard in music, and also in everything else that appeals to the eye, but it is somewhat deficient, in humor. Tho fun making rests chiefly with James Watts, a burlesque female impersonator, who seems to us to be as unhumovous as a Channel crossing. However, we are willing to admit that this may be a per? sonal prejudice. Bessie McCoy easily carried off the honors of the evening with her glorious dancing, and the Rath brothers wore scarcely less graceful in their strong? man act. Bernard Grenville also did some effective dancing. C/rban has provided a beautiful set? ting, and John Henry Mears has sup? plied excellent lyrics for a catchj score. The costumes are gorgeous, but scant. Possibly whenever Morris Gest was compelled to put anything addi? tional on a performer in "Aphrodite" he took something off somebody in "The Midnight Whirl." II. B. 600 Sailors Enjoy Second Friars* Frolic at Lexington The Friars' Frolic was repeated last night at the Lexington Theater before a crowded house. The places of the wounded soldiers who saw the show last week from the gallery wero taken last night by about G00 sailors. Some o?. the acta had been cut and the program was run through much more swiftly and smoothly than was the case at the first presentation. Some of the original entertainers were ab? sent and William and fiordon Dooley, Fay Marbe and Georgia Jessell took their places. - Her Betrothal Announced Miss Dorothy Black Her engagement to Randolph Martin Elsworth was announced recently. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Van Deventer Black, of Irvington. NEW YEAR'S CARDS AND CALENDARS DUTTON'S 68! FIFTH AVE.. NEW YORK Oppneitt St.THomat, Church .Just Out H. E. KREHBIEL'S MORE CHAPTERS OF OPERA (1908-'18) Criticism, history, humor, ?necdotes. Over 40 ills., ?ull repertoires. Index ???? $3.50 net. Miss Lawrence Weds Son of Polish Prince New York Girl Becomes Bride at Paris Ceremony of An? dre Poniatowski PARIS. Dec. 28.?Miss Frances Law? rence, daughter of Mrs. Francis C. Law? rence, of New York, was married yes? terday to Andr? Poniatowski, a son of Prince Andr? Poniatowski. An elder brother of the bridegroom, Prince Stanislaus Poniatowski, who is a staff officer in the Polish army, and Marquis de Burritos acted as his witnesses. Ambassador Wallace, who was de? tained at a meeting of the Supremo Council, was represented at the cere? mony by Joseph C. Grew, counselor of the American Embassy. The mother of the bride, before her marriage, was Miss Susan Willing, ?laughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ed? ward S. Willing, of Philadelphia, and sister of Baroness Ribbh-sdale, who be? fore her marriage to the baron last June was Mrs. John Astor. once the wife of the late Colonel John Jacob Astor. Andr? Poniatowski's parents. Prince and Princess Andre Poniatowski, are well known in New York and San Fran? cisco. Princess Poniatowski has Miss Elizabeth Sperry , of San Francisco. Andr?, who was born in San Francisco, served with his father and two brothers in the French army during- the war. The ancestors if the Poniatowskis were kings of Poland. -?-. U. S. Becoming Artless And Savage, Says Pennell | Artist Attacks New York Critics 1 as Incapable of "Practising What They Preach" Joseph Pennell, the artist, attacked the art critics of New York in his lecture yesterday afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum. Mr. Pennell declared that there is not an art critic in New York who can "practice what he preaches." His remarks were greeted with applause by an audience than, tilled the lecture hall. "It's a perfect scandal for the critics of New York," said Mr. Pennell, "to try to tell us what is good and what is bad. There never has been a great art critic who wasn't an artist himself and the critics here certainly are not ar ; tists. "There is only one college professor in the United States who is capable of ' writing on the subject of fine arts. That man is John C. Van Dyke, of Rutgers College." Mr. Pennell declared that America is becoming artless and savage and al? together unappreciative of work that ; is really worth while. He said the , "art" preferred by most persons is that which appears in the comic sec? tions of the Sunday newspapers. Heifetz Scores Triumph In .Metropolitan Concert Jascha Heifetz played the "Scotch Fantaisie" of Bruch at last night's con? cert at the Metropolitan Opera House. He played it like the young god of the violin that he is, and after it a group of short pieces beloved of the Sunday night audience. It is useless to say that his art was thrown away, for should Mr. Heifetz suddenly determine to play a composition by Mr. George Cohan or Mr. Irving Berlin, we are confident that even if it made the ju? dicious grieve they would none the less enjoy. The other artists who appeared were Miss Roa Eaton and Robert Couzinou. Miss Eaton is a young soprano who was last year a member of the com? pany, but who, because of illness, was nevsr able to sing. She made an un? fortunate choice in her first number. She is not % coloratura soprano, aVid thus "Ah, fors e lui" proved without much aif?. But she has a lyric voice of lovely quality and a good sense of style, and in her songs this was evi? dent. Mr. Couzinou sang the Toreador Song and a croup of songs. The or? chestra was, ?s usual, under the direc? tion of Richued Hageman. Miss Lillian Sutherland Grant And Lindsay Goodeve to Wed Mr. and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant, of this city, h; fe announced the engage? ment o? their daughter, Miss Lillian Sutherland Grant, to Lindsay Mac Keozio ftodeve, o? Brooklyn, On the Screen New Fairbanks Film at Rivoli of Monumental Achievement in Nonsense By Harriette Underhill Douglas Fairbanks'? new picture at the Rivoli is a monumental achieve ment in nonsense. It refuses to be ; classified. It has something to offer to every one. Those who like slapstick, those who like farce, those who love tragedy, those who insist on plot and : suspense, those who revel in stunts and even those who insist on romance will like "When the Clouds Roll By." Oh yes, we must not forget to include those who think you won't be married this year if you fall upstairs nnd break your neck, or that it is bad luck to , have a motor-hearse run over you, for i tho new picture is founded on the art of superstition. The story is by Douglas himself, in ' person, and perhaps that is why it j really is entirely different from any other story that ever has been done ; on the screen. At least the cause is j different, even if the effect is the same. | Tha motive matters not so much if it makes Douglas smile and smile and bo an athlete. There is a Doctor Metz in tho story. In fact he opens the thing by appear? ing nt a lecture and stating that for many years guinea pigs and rabbits have been used for experimental pur? poses and that he has decided to sacri? fice a human for the sake of science. He will prove, he says, that a man may be persuaded by the power of sugges? tion to believe anything and that he may even be induced to kill himself. Tho man he has selected is Daniel Roone Brown, in other words Douglas Fairbanks. The hero is introduced at a midnight repast, at which his valet feeds him raw onions, broiled lobster, Welsh rarebit, mince pie and coffee. Strange to say his dreams are per? turbed ones and yet the stuff his dreams are made of is familiar stuff. There is the one about floating in the air and the one about walking on the ceiling, and of course the one about attending a party and then discovering that you have forgotten to put on your clothes. Doug Fairbanks can do most any? thing, but he can't walk on the ceiling, and we should like to know how this one is done. Perhaps it is possible to turn the picture upside down or some? thing. All of this is a part of the plot of the villainous Dr. Motz to weaken the resistance of his victim. He has a chart with Daniel Boonc Brown's brain marked off into little sections, and he puts a cross on the chart as he intro? duces new elements in the plot to drive his victim mad. The author himself seems to have taken this part of it seriously, al? though no one believed it was going to be anything more than a chance to iio some more stunts. But he really does go mad when the doctor finally introduces jealousy. Ar.d this brings us to the girl. She is Lucette Bancroft, attractively played by Kathleen Clif? ford. Humor at last rushes in and puts Reason back on her throne, and then Daniel pursues the villain and the girl and finally marries her on. the roof of a house floating around in a flood. The minister has taken refuge or. the roof of his church. The couple have a wedding supper on a captured watermelon and say they'll be happy when the ciouds roll by. The picture is the best that Fair? banks has done since the early days when he used to have "his picture in the paper" and get "in airain out again." You feel like exclaiming, "You have come back to me, Douglas, There is a Mack Sennet ci medy, "The Speakeasy," the Rivoli Pictorial and a lovely Paramount-Post picture, "Memory Lane." There are also fascinating pictures of the coral garden taken underseas. Emanucl List sang "Down Deep Within the Cellar." The music is reminiscent of "Long. Long Ago," and as the scene showed the singer within the cellar, seated in from of a keg and holding a large stein, the moment. was a tense one. When, at the i nd of the song he raised the stein and drank deeply ,and with evident re! h, there wasn't a dry eyi n ti e theater. The overture is "II Guarnay," and l'h?re ?s a most effective dance called "Snowf lurry." Charles Ray Pute Kcal Humor lu "Red Hot Dollars" at Rialto If there is one screen actor more than another who has the faculty of making a picture a delightful and humorous affair without very much material to work on it is Charles Ray. He has succeeded in making "Red Hot Dollars," shown at the Rialto Theater yesterday, a thoroughly entertaining picture. It is yuthful, lively and diverting, and it would not be worth a whistle without young Ray. He is Tod Burke, who starts life working in a mine, but accidentally lands in the smart social set because he happened to save his employer's life one day. Then commences the "sandpapering" of Tod. It is a tough job. He ?ikes his tiico new pajamas and swagger clothes immensely; thinks an automobile ton notch and'a desk job a cinch, but. when it comes to mingling socially with his employer's friends there are some unspeakable occurrences. The fact is, his employer has adopted him and Tod is introduced to every one as a proud father's son. The first thing he does is to tell the velvety young thing his benefactors want him to marry just how much his ring cost and the carat value of his studs and stickpin. But Tod manages to get away with it, and beyond some minor social breaks he makes quite a hit. His "father" is pleased with hi:; busi? ness progress, too, and all would be well if it weren't, that Tod had loved a simple little girl in his humbler days and keeps right on loving her and thinking of her prosperity. He en? gages her as his stenographer and his "father" conies on the scene to find them dancing the fox trot during office hours. The girl is discharged, so To?! shakes off his father and his joh and follows her. Then there appears on the scene the girl's father and he turns tilings topsy-turvy. In the end every? thing is all right, of course, and Tod ia allowed both the girl, his "father" and his job. It is a simple little tale, but Tod has such an expressive face and such win ning ways that every one loves him and thinks how nice it would be to have his kind around now and again in real life. Gladys George is sweet as Tod's girl and Charles Mailes is" her father. William Conklin mnkes a dis? tinguished looking Peter Carton, the man who adopts and employs Tod. Mollic McConnell is the stiff Cornelia Garton who tries unsuccessfully to "sandpaper" Tod. It is a Parumount Artcraft picture, presented by Thomas II. Ince. The story is by Julien Josephson, It is directed by Jerome Storm. There is a Sunshine Comedy, "Chicle? en a la Cabaret" and "Chilkat Cubs," a Robert C. Bruce American scenic The overture is Liszt's "First Hunga rian Rhapsody," with Hugo Ricsenfeld and Lion Vanderheim conducting. Pearl Headford sings "Dear Old Pal of Mine." A duet from "The Pearlfishers" is sunc by Sudwarth Frazieree and Edoardo Albano. The organ solo played by John Priest is the "Toccata from the Fifth Symphony" by Charles Widor. ? Strand Shows New Griffith Film of Melodrama Type D. W. Griffith has again demon? strated his mastery of the screen in his new First National picture, "The Great? est Question," shown at the Strand Theater this week. The picture is less beautiful and less pretentious than most of lyis previous productions, but it is simple and human in its appeal. It is sad beyond words, but there are gllnt3 of humor in it. As is his cus? tom, Griffith has taken a sordid back? ground and woven into its fabric a story of enduring beauty. Instead of spinning it out and elaborating on it, his handiwork is intensive and it seems as if there is not one unnecessary scene. The strain of moralizing is scarcely pronounced enough to inter? fere with the enjoyment of the produc? tion. His choice of character in the cast is unerring and he Jias used the medium of marked contrast to in? tensify tho fiendishness of the sinister figures and ?o enhance the virtues of his heroes. There is a dim echo of the great war where one of the youths goes down at sea in a submarine. A touch of the supernatural is worked into the story where the boy's ghost is seen by his mother at the moment of his death. There is surely no one who gives a more perfect or pathetic presentation of the abused and whimiscal child thaii Lillian Gish, who does line work at Nellie Jarvis. She is the daughter of a peddler who roams the countryside in a caravan. When her parents die she is taken into the home of the kind-hearted Uiltons, who call her "Little Miss Yes'm," because of her constant use of the phrase. Eugenie Besserer is one of the striking characters in the cast as Mrs. Hilton. Ralph Graves plays the part of John Hilton, the yiung son who goes to war and is drowned. Robert Harron is Jimmie Hilton, an attractive but casual young bumpkin who loves Nellie. When extreme poverty strikes at th-e roots of the home life of the Hilton-, Nellie decided to "hire out" as a maid. She is engaged by Mr. ami Mr = Scrabble. Between the tvranny and bad temper of Mr?. Scrubble (Joseph? ine Crowell) and the passion of Mr. Scrubble (George Nichols), poor little Nellie has a miserable life. Envy and passion are shojyn in all their hideous ness ;,s Mrs. Scrubble hangs over the girl's bed and purposes killing lier ir her sleep. The climax is reached when her ferocious husband pursues the girl to a garret in the house. She is only saved from his ciutch.es by the intervention of the jealous wife. Retribution comes swiftly to the pair, for Nellie suddenly recalls an in cident of her childhood, when she ?aw them murder ami burv a girl in \ nearby wood. They are conventional l,\ clamped in manacles at the enl of the picture, but they are suppos d to be spiritually pen:'i nt befoi e I irrest i-: consummated. Their sudden regeneration is the least convincing in the picture, for they arc painted as such an inhuman and horrible pair that they are almost Dickensian in their villainy. While justice is being meted out to th;' wicked, the worthy Hiltons find good fortune, wealth and happiness. The story is really founded on the old melodramatic theme of the bad being punished ami the good rewarded. b the picture is so full of gripping moments and the actif?? is so excel? lent throughout that it ? plat itu lin hi = phii - - ufe fo rgot ten. The c vert ur? : ; V ctor Herbert's ?Rabes in Toylanri," with Carl ??. . .. rde conducting the orch i -. i ? i . a colored scenic of tin el ildren o? the Netherlands. 1 h 'usual Strand Topical Review '..- run iff and the Criterion Quartette sings three times a day. Capitol Shows Film Version Of "Wapi, the Walrus" Story Made in surroundings said to be north of the fifty-sixth parallel, "Back to God's Country," adapted'from James Oliver Curwood's story "Wapi, the Walrus," warmed the hearts of all animal lovers at the Capitol Theater yesterday afternoon. The story centers about Nell Ship man, who as Dolores LeBeau .lives, in the mountain wilds with her father and the animals of the forest her only companions. Wheeler Oakman, as Peter Burke, a novelist, meets hoi while on one of his tramping expedi? tions and they become engaged the same day. Then enters Wellington Playter, as Captain Rydal, a coastwise trader and fugitive from justice, who happens upon the favorite bathing pool of Miss Shipman one morning be fore breakfast, and finding her there attacks her. From that time until the end of the final fade out there is little happiness- for the lovers. Mr. Play ter's persecutions continue under vary? ing but interesting conditions until at last Wapi. the Great Dane, foils the pursuing villian by killing his dog team, after which Mr. Playtcr, lost in the vast arctic waste, plunges to his death in an icy stream. The picture gives Miss Shipman emotional opportunities and her work is impressive. There was a prologue effectively arranged by John Wenger. The bill is crowded with interesting entertainment. Evan Fontaine dances through a number designated "Ballet Bleu," and the Le Grohs contribute a really remarkable bit of acrobatic work. The Venc?an number intro? duces Frank Jorfnson, barytone, and Lucille Chalfant, soprano, in the Barcarolle from "The Tales of Hoff? mann." The new Symphony Orchestra of sixty-five pieces had its premier and the rendition of Tschaikowsky's "Ca priccio Italien" brought vigorous ap? plause for the efforts of Director Fins- I ton. Chromatic Harp at The Symphony Concert Central Feature of Walter Dam roach's Program in Aeolian Hall Mr. Walter Damrosch made harp music the central feature of the con? cert of the Symphony Society in Aeo? lian Hall yesterday afternoon. The purely orchestral numbers were fa? miliar compositions which have l^ng held a place Tn the hearts of music lovers?the overture to "Der Frei? sch?tz," Cesar Franck's Symphony in D minor, and two excerpts from Wag? ner's lyric dramas?the forest idyl from "Siegfried" and the introduction to the third act of "Lohengrin." The symphony fell between two com? positions for harp and orchestra in which Mme. Wurmser - Delcourt, a French artist, introduced the chromatic harp, which was invented a little more than twenty years ago by Gustave L; on, head of the o id pianoforte manu? facturing house established by Pleyel, the friend and colleague of Hayden. The mechanical feature which distin? guishes this instrument is that it is strung to give an individual string to each of the half-tones throughout its compass, whereas in the ordinary harp the chromatic tones are produced by shortening the strings by means of pedal action. It has not come into ex? tensive use because of a conviction, to which a controversy aroused by its introduction promptly gave rise, that it is deficient in sonority compared with the pedal-harp. This impression was left also in our mind after hearing the brilliant per? formance of Mme. Wurmser-Delcourt yesterday?-whether or not it was jus? tified we shall not attempt to say; for either to confirm or refute it a better comparison than caa be made would be necessary. The utility of the invention, however, in some respects seems incontestable. The music played by the solo performer was a concert piece (a sort of con? densed concerto) by I'iern? and two lances, one '?sacred," one "profane," by Debussy, which, have figured in Mr. Damrosch's schemes heretofore. The harp long ago lost its place in popular admiration as a solo instrument, though its p sitio n as a valued member of the orchestral forces is assured. In an interesting note the editor of ?he S; mphonic Society's "Bulletin" says that Beethoven did not. use it. We have an impression that he might like to change his dictum after looking at the score of Beethoven's ballet,-"Die Gi h ipfi des Prometheus," but we are writing on a Sunday night and as far distant ?'rein a copy of the ballet as the summer rusticator from the proverbial lemon. Our only concern in the mat? ter is to preserve the verities of his? tory, which are too often treated lightly in "The Bulletin," as we have pointed out before. H. E. K. Young Russian Pianist Shows Fine Technique Benno ?Vloisenv?tsch Give?. Pleas? ing Recital at Carne? gie Hall Benno Moiseiwitsch gave another piano r?citai a' Carnegie Hall yester? day afternoon before a large and in? terested audience. As at his previous appearance the young Russian artist di -played a clear, fluent and flawless technique, a style elegant and dis? tinguished, great delicacy of touch and of sentiment, a keen intelligence and a just taste. Those are qualities which are rare and which give their possessor a high place among living pianists. Yet there was yesterday in his play? ing of Beethoven'3 "Sonata Appas sionata" something lacking in the broader sweeps of the imaginatipn. It was an exquisite reading, but not a great performance. Other things that he played were Schumann's "Kreisler iana," a Prelude of RachmaniotT, Stra? vinsky'.-; "Etude in F sharp," three numbers of Palmgren and a Toccata of Debussy, and it was in these lighter numbers that he was most per? fectly satisfying. There was another pianist who ap? peared during the afternoon. He was Hercules Giamateo, and he gave his recital at. the Princess Theater. The reason for his appearance was invis? ible. I KINDLY NOTE SALE DAYS: | Tomorrow and Wednesday Afternoons, Dec. 30 & 31, j? at 3 o'cl.ock each day in I ^5fK PLAZA ART ? ffpWJ ROOMS, Inc. ' " ^__55^ (Near 5th Ave.) ? g Edward I*. O'Reilly, Auctioneer. 1 A SALE OF IMPORTANCE ' 3 TO COLLECTORS I | THE BELGRAVE i i COLLECTION j ! of Old Dutch Paintings, i 1 Etchings by Haig, Engrav- j i ings, Colored Prints, both j 7 modern and old, Photo- I 1 gravures, etc. i ? 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DlHHXSt SPECIAU .MEW AMP 1 Y _3a__*_d ROOF TREE INN l?^rt^Af y'ab Surcpe ?n(Ae <7/ear? qfA^iJ yor? 5 W. i?th St. 14 W. 51?t Sv. MODERATE PRICES The out-of-the-ordinary places of New York, where unique atmosphere and food peculiar to varied taste* invite the discriminating, will appear ?oder "Enchanting Tea Rooms" in Tgka Tribune each Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. 1 The Stage Door George W. Lederer's comedy with music, "Angel Face,''-will have its New York premier at the Knickerhocker to? night, after havingy played Boston, Philadelphia and Chicago. The score is by Victor Herbert, who will conduct the orchestra to-night, and the book and lyrics are, respectively, by Harry B. and Robert B. Smiths, brothers, of Brooklyn. It is said Mr. Lederer's own beaming physiognomy supplied the in? spiration for the title. The first performance of Earl Car? roll's comedy drama, "The Way to Heaven," due for a New York engage? ment soon, will have its first perform? ance at the Shubert Majestic Theater, Providence, to-night. The cast includes Henry E. Dixay, George Gaul. Madeline Delmar, Henry Herbert, William Inger soll, John T. Murray and Frederick Arthur. John I). Rockefeller jr.'s pastor, the Rev. Cornelius Woelfkin, differs on "The Wayfarer" with the Rev. Dr. Straton, who characterized iWc Biblical pageant as "a work of Satan." Dr. Woelfkin %ays: "'The Wayfarer' ?s a legitimate and effective method of pre? senting one of the dominant themes of the Christian religion. It is an epic of faith faith in the fiery furnace of trial; faith reaching it? victory through knowledge; faith inspiring confidence in the course of history and challeng? ing our cooperation in the divine serv? ice. It errfploys all the arts of pageant, drama and opera. The production is artistic and complete." G. M. Anderson will bring his "Fri? volities of 1920" from the Boston Opera House on January 3 and open the fol? lowing week on Broadway. It has a cast of thirty-three principals and a chorus of fifty. John Golden announces that "Romeo and Jane" will be the title by which Edward Child3 Carpenter's new comedy will be known and presented by him soon after the holidays. He will pre? sent at Atlantic City on New Year's Day Grace LaRue and Hale Hamilton in "Dear Me!" a comedy, with songs by Luther Reed and Hale Hamilton. Sam H. Harris has gone to Chicago to witness the opening performance of "Welcome Stranger," which is to be presented at the George M. Cohan Grand Opera House. Chicago, to-night. "Welcome Stranger" is Mr. Harris's first offering as an individual producer. It is by Aaron Hoffman, and in the east are George Sidney. Ben Johnson. Edmund Br?ese. David Higgins, Edward Snader. Bennett Johnstone, Isadora Martin and Mary Brandon. Ai Weeks, dramatic critic of "The Detroit News," has signed a contract to deliver a play to Nora Bayes by June 1 next. Seymour Simons will write the music. Two songs composed by Mr. Simons are used in "Ladies First," the Bayes vehicle this year. Ted Lewis, of the Greenwich Village Follies, has closed a contract for the Folies Marigny, in Paris, to begin early in June. Arrangements were completed yester? day by Carle Carlton, president of the Vanderbilt Producing Company, and Jo? seph Moran and Lyle D. Andrew?, man? agers of the Vanderbilt Theater, for a special complimentary performance o: "Irene" at that house next Sunday night in honor of a thousand of Ni w York's shop girls, who have been in? vited as the guests of Edith Day. Fifteen little motion picture stars. the youngest only thirty months u ? the oldest twelve years, have volun? teered to help the children's th established by Hugo Riesen eld in the Sixty-third Street Music Hall, be? tween Broadway and Centra! Park West. One or more of the Paramoutu Artcraft child actors will be present at each of ten performances. George Broadhurst placed in rehear? sal to-day his production of "The Won? derful Thing." a new play by Mrs. Lillian Trimble Bradley, based on a -lory by Forrest Halsey. The cast is headed by Jeanne Eagles, and incltfdes Gordon Ash, Henry Duffy. Alexander ?nslow, Erie Maxon, Eva Boyne, I Temple and G?raldine Beckwith. W. J. Ferguson, of "The Little Whop per," at the Casino, was the guest ? honor last, night at a beefsteak sun per given by the Greenroom Club. Mr. Ferguson was call-boy at Ford'- The? ater, Washington, when Presiden! Lu - coin was shot by John Wilkes Booth. Last night he discussed what ho saw in the theater that evening in a most interesting manner. He is seventy seven years old. Arthur Hammerstein's new musical play, "Joan of Arkansaw," will be pre? sented at the Central Theater Monday evening, January 5. 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To-night at the Shubert theater in New Haven, the Shuberts will produce Cleves Kinkead's latest, play, "The Mood of the Moon." in which Alma Tell is featutf?d. Others in the cast are Edmund Gurney, Kate Morgan, 1 harles Gotthold, Emmet Shackeiford, Romaine fallender and Guy Nichols. Jack Nprworth and Harry Watson ?r. will join the cast of the "Shubert Gaieties of 1319" at .the Auditorium Theater, Baltimore, to-night. The first appearance of Mr. Norwortb and Mr. V\ " n in greater New York will be at the Shubert Crescent Theater, Brook? lyn, January 1". To-night at the Academy of Music. more, Charles Dillingham's latest '. comedy, "The Night Boat." ? ? launched. It was constructed by Anne < a!.?well and Jerome Korn, - collaboration was "She's a Good i- How." The cast will include ? lack Hazzard, Louise Groody, Stella . Hal Ski lly, Hansford Wilson, Ada Lewis, Ernest Torrence, Lillian i ruble Cooper, Jack Scanneil, Betty m Florence Bruce, Loretta McDev nott, Arline (hase, Lois Leigh, Pa? tricia Clarke, Lydia Scott and Irving l arpenter. W?ien John Charles Thomas, the bar? itone of "'Apple Blossoms," makes his first concert appearance thi? season at the Hippodrome next Sunday, in joint ?itl Mischa Elman, his own as al the Globe will be among the ? itors. Boxes have already been i by Wilda Bennett, Percival -. Florence Shirley, Roy Atwell, . . Parker and Harrison Brockbank. '?-? theater party of the sea bi rig planned for Friday night, . 23, at the Hippodrome, when entire capacity of the big play ?v 11 be used for a reunion, in of' the first, anniversary of the return of the 'roops of the 13th Coast Defense command. -? ? The Selwyns have accepted a new which they will feature Allan ? irt. Mr. Dinehart will remain witl Arthur Hopkins until this play is n a :;? : or 11 hearsal. The first performance of "The Light of tl ? VV( rid." wuich F. Lay Comstock M irri? Gest will present at the Lyric ? ..? Monday night, will be ? ;elu.' ve -. for men bers of the erg i ? : and t?te official?, as ?1 red to nave their criticism on ? rin I. .-I" of the World" before it is the public. "The Light of the Woi 1" . a modem play dealing with rehearsals of the Passion Play by isants in a small Swiss village. A. If. Woods has taken over the Cort Theater, Atlantic City, and will re? name it the Woods. Mr. Woods will also build theaters in New York, Chi? cago, Boston, Philadelphia and London. Marc K'aw has called rehearsals for "Dere Mable" for next Tuesday morn? ing. dp CDiamondJjar J^ins ^\ ?J THE FINER GRADES ONLY IN' MODERN \?f (& AND DISTINCTIVE DESIONS ^ % ???wodoTverf.lKphn &*$on m ^k JEWELLERS J?/ ^^^ 321 FIFTH AVENUE, AT 32nd STREET ^?0^ r ~~~ ?? Mr. Executive: May wc suggest that you make it a daily habit to glance at the classified columns? 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